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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation 2 at some point.

If you owned a PS2 at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few action games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PS2 action games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling action games that were released for PS2. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Shadow of the Colossus are included on this poll, along with many more. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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list ordered by
1
297 96
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2
280 93
God of War is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Mar 22 2005
3
342 123
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
4
323 107
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
5
222 66
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
6
248 68
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
7
181 63
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
8
157 65
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
9
163 62
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
10
159 70
Bully is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006
11
159 67
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
12
138 59
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
13
107 41
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
14
116 55
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001
15
111 52
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Nov 01 2004
16
126 58
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
17
116 52
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
18
111 57
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003
19
111 49
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004
20
81 37
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
21
83 32
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
22
104 47
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
23
89 38
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
24
103 38
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
25
57 10
Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan KonĨar added 2006